Impact of the Dawn Project on Families (Dawn Project Evaluation Study Issue Brief No. 15)

Publication Date: January 2005

Publisher: Indiana University. Center for Urban Policy and the Environment

Author(s): Eric R. Wright; Harold E. Kooreman

Research Area: Population and demographics; Social conditions

Type: Report

Coverage: Indiana


Families and family support are important influences in the development of children and youth. Young people with serious emotional or behavioral disorders are no exception. However, the behavior of these children and youth often poses serious challenges for their parents, other family members, or other legal caregivers. The purpose of this brief report is to describe changes over time in general family functioning, caregiver strain, and family resources.